I understand the issue with full blown keyboard and mouse support with a majority controller player base on Xbox in terms of mechanical advantage. However, a lot of players who will be seriously playing this game on console will be using a chat pad or USB keyboard for text. Can we get better keyboard support for chatting only, to help the community thrive through communication like a real MMORPG does on PC?
Current Chat Process:
Menu button on Xbox controller to open chat
D-pad on Xbox controller to desired channel
X on Xbox controller to open on-screen keyboard
Type on USB keyboard
Start on controller to close on-screen keyboard
A on controller to send text
B on controller to close chat
Proposed USB keyboard supported chat process:
Enter on keyboard to open chat
Keyboard arrows to desired channel
Typing automatically registers in text bar
Enter to send message
ESC to close chat
This would not give a mechanical advantage in the sense of outperforming non keyboard users. It would instead push everyone to use some sort of physical keyboard for Xbox and open of the flood gates of community chat that are gated behind a difficult to use chat system!
Everyone thumbs up if you would like to see this in a future update!